CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Education announced last week that it will distribute $ 267,611.95 in Manchester to help educate homeless students, the second wave of support for homeless students across the state under the American Rescue Plan Act.
A total of more than $ 1.7 million has been allocated to 52 school districts across the state on a formula based on population, poverty and homelessness. Previous funding for homeless students under the American Rescue Plan Act was also given to Manchester and four other school districts through a competitive grant process.
“Homeless students face unique barriers to accessing educational opportunities, which have been exacerbated by disruptions to academic and other lifesaving supports throughout the pandemic,” said McKenzie Snow, director of the student support division. NHDOE learners. “By helping New Hampshire families, communities and educators overcome these barriers, NHDOE aims to advance homeless student awareness, credit accumulation and recovery, as well as complementary services like tutoring. academic and mental health supports. ”
Additional information on funding can be found here.